Dean Foods will refuse milk from Cloned Cows


Dallas-based Dean Foods is a $10 billion company that owns Land OLakes and Horizon Organic, among dozens of other brands. In a statement issued Thursday, the company said its customers and consumers don’t want milk from cloned animals.

‘Numerous surveys have shown that Americans are not interested in buying dairy products that contain milk from cloned cows and Dean Foods is responding to the needs of our consumers,’ the statement said.

Personally, I still haven’t come to a decision on if I would consume products from cloned animals. Most of my consumer choices essentially come down to my trust of the company making the product in question.

However, I’m wondering what data Dean’s is using to base their decision. Was it an inhouse poll or consumer letters and e-mails?